Update from the Sonoma Community Center – OX Roast Sunday

Sonoma’s Hometown Event!
Ox is the Main Event
Kick up your heels
Get a T-shirt
Hit the Road Jack
Join the Sonoma Community Center
Center of the Universe Café will not be held in June–we’ll see you July 7!Summer classes and Art Camps begins June 18!

ox Dear Veronica,

Kick-off Sonoma’s hometown summer events by gathering for
the 40th annual Ox Roast barbecue
“Hit the Road, Ox!” on
Sunday, June 3 in the Sonoma Plaza starting at 11:00 am.Hosted by the Sonoma Community Center, this most local and
traditional of big barbecues will share the stage with a full day of
events for the community!
Join us for a full day of fun and festivities!


Ox is the Main Event!

The Ox Roast main event is the delicious beef, secretly seasoned and slow roasted for seven hours. The barbecue is served by Community Center volunteers, and is accompanied by fresh sourdough rolls from Basque Boulangerie, corn on the cob, and a mixed green salad.

Full meal Ox plates are $10
Ox Sausage plate are $8
Children’s plates are $4

Soft drinks, beer, and wine are also available for purchase.

Tickets for the lunch may be purchased in advance through the Community Center.


Gator Beat 2

Kick up your heels!


Mobility, the United States Air Force rock and roll band, will begin the entertainment at 1 pm.

Gator Beat, a local favorite, will play their own brand of South Louisiana music combining Cajun, Zydeco and New Orleans Funk rhythms to get the audience dancing at 3 pm.

and More!

· Ox mascot will be making surprise appearances.
· Sonoma Charter School will offer face painting throughout the afternoon.
· Hip hop dance performance by P.U.R.E.

No admission fee is charged to enjoy the day’s festivities.



ox tshirt Get a Commemorative T-shirt and Wine Glass!
Cool t-shirts and wine glasses emblazoned by the bold image of this year’s ox will be on sale at the Sonoma Community Center and on the day of the event as well.

The artwork, created by local artist Keith Wicks, features a beautiful ox running near the Sonoma plaza.



Hit the Road Ox!

This year’s theme, “Hit the Road Ox”, celebrates the collaboration between the Sonoma Community Center and the Valley of the Moon Boys and Girls Club who sponsor the annual “Hit the Road, Jack” foot race on the same day.


art garden p michel

Support the Sonoma Community Center!

The Ox Roast is a benefit the Sonoma Community Center, so your participation on Sunday supports arts, cultural and education programs in Sonoma!

The non-profit Sonoma Community Center brings to the Sonoma Valley a broad range of cultural, educational, recreational, and community service activities. It also strives to preserve and restore its historic building and provides affordable space for community activities.

June is our membership drive month, so become a member today!

We are located at 276 East Napa Street in Sonoma, so come by or call the SCC office at 707-938-4626 x1.

Thank you for your interest and support!Sincerely,The Sonoma Community Staff and Volunteers


  1. Pilar said,

    June 6, 2008 at 11:17 am

    When is the Ox Roast this year? Was it June 3rd?

  2. eloheim said,

    June 6, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Yes, it was last weekend. This Sunday, the 8th of June, is the Chicken BBQ in the plaza. There will also be an art show.

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